So whilst scrolling through the blog I realised I haven’t done a travel post in a while. With me getting a serious case of wanderlust and my next trip not being for a few months, I decided to do a little diary of my trip to Lanzarote last August.
This was definitely more of a relaxing by the pool trip than I’d usually do, but after a very busy and stressful first half of 2018 it was what I needed! I also went on this trip with my mum, stepdad, brother and stepbrother, as well as Jordan, so it was a lovely big family holiday.
Of course, I still did a lot of exploring whilst on this beautiful island. As always, this post is very photo heavy!
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Today as part of Hodder’s blog tour for the books UK paperback release, I’m talking about Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. Laini is one of my all time favourite authors so I’m really excited to be a part of this tour!
This review is spoiler free for Muse for Nightmares but may contain spoilers for Strange the Dreamer.
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A few weeks ago I finally got the chance to go to NYA Lit Fest. They’ve already put on two events last year, but unfortunately I was working during both. This time, I got organised and booked it off months in advance, and made my way over to Preston early in the morning with Lauren, Beth, Amy and Luchia.
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So March has been a bit of an odd reading month for me. I’ve not read as much as I hoped, but I did find some new favourites! I’ve also been to a few bookish events and been watching a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer so probably haven’t read as much as I thought I would.
Here’s my March reads:
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The house at the end of the lane burned down, and Rita Frost and her teenage ward, Bevan, were never seen again. The townspeople never learned what happened.
Only Mae and her brother Rossa know the truth; they spent two summers with Rita and Bevan, two of the strangest summers of their lives…
Because nothing in that house was as it seemed: a cat who was more than a cat, and a dark power called Sweet James that lurked behind the wallpaper, enthralling Bevan with whispers of neon magic and escape. And in the summer heat, Mae became equally as enthralled with Bevan. Desperately in the grips of first love, she’d give the other girl anything.
A dangerous offer when all that Sweet James desired was a taste of new flesh…
Huge thank you to Titan Books for sending me an early review copy.
So I’m currently trying to work out how to write this entire review without gushing or spoiling everything… here we go!
I’ve been so excited to read Other Words for Smoke; I loved Sarah’s first novel, Spare and Found Parts, and since hearing her speak about OWFS at an event last year and reading a sampler, I’ve been hooked. Obviously I went into this book with high expectations but Sarah’s gorgeous writing surpassed them all.
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So today we’re doing something a bit different. After seeing Lauren and Sarah‘s posts, I thought this would be a perfect joint post for us to do. So the basic idea is to send each other a photo of our bookshelves, and below we’ve commented on what we love, what we want to read, and what we don’t recommend from the other persons bookshelves.
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So after going through my 2019 TBR recently, I noticed a lot of the books I’m excited for have something in common – so many of them are witchy, magical books and I’m so here for this! I absolutely love witchy books as, not only do I find they’re usually really unique in their magic styles as well as managing to stick to traditional witch lore, they’re always just such empowering books.
I’m really looking forward to all of these books so thought I’d share – if they aren’t on your radar already, they definitely should be. I’ve been lucky enough to read two of these already and will hopefully be preordering the rest!
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